Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are set to release their new album, Stay Human Vol. II, via Thirty Tigers on January 25. In anticipation of the record Billboard is premiering the video for the lead single “Just To Say I Love You” at https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8479550/michael-franti-spearhead-stay-human-2. Franti also recently performed the track live at the offices of Relix—watch/share the performance at https://youtu.be/yV-tQXroKt0—as well as during a live streaming performance at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY: https://youtu.be/GNaY1Fu6uRA. Pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/StayHumanV2.
The writing on Stay Human Vol. II—which is co-produced by Franti alongside Ben Simonetti (Zac Brown Band, Shemekia Copeland, Blake Shelton), Niko Moon (Zac Brown Band), Kevin Bard (Fitz & The Tantrums) and others—was heavily influenced by Franti’s work on his new award-winning self-directed documentary, Stay Human. He explains, “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling the stories of heroic everyday people who helped me to discover more deeply what it means to be and STAY HUMAN.”
Franti will continue his North American “Stay Human” Tour with Spearhead, offering fans his VIP Experience on select dates, including a Q&A, acoustic performance, photo with Michael and an autographed VIP item. Franti will be at the Variety Playhouse on October 17th. For more information click here.